HOW DO I CORRECTLY USE FLASH?
Photo II will be focused on the use and manipulation of light, both studio and natural to create well lit and dynamic photos! This semester you will not turn in a single photo without some use of artificial light or light modifier!
For warm-ups this quarter we will be looking at work form the top 30 most famous photographers of all time. These photographers changed how the world perceived photography as an art form and means of expression. Many times these photographers challenge the very meaning of art and and what a photograph IS. For each image analyze the TECHNICAL, CREATIVE, AND IDEA of each image.
STUDIO OBJECT STUDY
For this photo essay you will need to find 10 "boring" things and using studio lighting and the techniques you learn this quarter make them interesting in the studio. Each object should have its own unique feel and lighting. I DO NOT want to see all the objects in high contrast black in white. Experiment with color, different backgrounds, and gels!
Portrait Cheat Sheet
For this activity you will be making a cheat sheet for posing. Coming up with ideas on how to pose your subject is hard! Create a slideshow, google docs, or other document that has 30 female poses (15 indoor/ 15 outdoor) and 30 male poses (15 indoor/ 15 outdoor). We will print this out so that you can have a reference when you begin to take indoor and outdoor portraits.
Six Basic Lighting STYLES
This assignment you will need to copy and master the six basic lighting set-ups - Rembrandt, Split, Loop, Butterfly, Broad, Short. Images need to be correctly exposed and feature good use of light. You can either make them more dramatic by focusing on contrast, or use a fill card to soften each look.
In this advanced project you will balance artificial lighting with natural light. For this assignment I want you to underexpose the image and balance that out with a portable moonlight. This will give a dramatic portrait effect.
For this assignment you will using color gels for creative effect. In the studio you will be clipping the gel to a strobe, they are large squares. Outside you will be using speedlights with color gels on the top. Take three color gel photos in creative ways!